Liverpool: Send back Moses, sign €2.5m German

A blueprint for success for Liverpool to kick on over the second half of the season.

Liverpool have been blessed by the return to form of Raheem Sterling over the past month, which has highlighted the under-performance of Victor Moses.

The Nigerian international arrived at Anfield with high hopes on loan from Chelsea, but has not played 90 minutes in the league since October.

In fact he hasn't played more than 22 minutes in a single game since December 1, with Brendan Rodgers losing faith in him.

This is why Liverpool should send him back now, and sign a player who can really help them kick on, rather than flounder on the bench.

The perfect solution is bargain-priced Sidney Sam of Sami Hyypia's Bayer Leverkusen, who has a reported €2.5 million in his contract.

Leverkusen have been trying desperately to get him to agree a new deal, but it was reported yesterday he has turned down a new deal.

Yahoo Sport report Leverkusen business manager Michael Reschke as saying: "We made him an offer that was unfortunately below his expectations. We told him that we have a certain limit and don't want to go any higher, we have to accept it when he can earn more at another club. He deserves that following his fine performances."

They have been fine performances indeed. Sam has 11 goals in all competitions and 7 assists. He has also been called into the German international squad and impressed against England at Wembley in November.

The 25-year-old has created 38 goalscoring opportunities for his teammates in the Bundesliga alone this season, and full of confidence would hope to translate that form to the Premier League instantly.

Leaving now could risk jeopardising his World Cup place, but with Liverpool keen to rest Sterling, the winger would surely be given plenty of chances at Anfield to shine. 

Leverkusen are also out of the Champions League, and at Liverpool he could play a crucial role in helping the side qualify for the competition next season.

Liverpool may concentrate on other targets, and choose to stick with Victor Moses - but if this is a low-risk deal that if they went for, it's hard to see it not working out.

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